LAHORE - As Eid Milad-un-Nabi comes, the faces of children brighten with joy. They celebrate it with great enthusiasm. It shows their love and devotion towards religion. But today we are exaggerating everything including those things, which are not allowed in respect to Islam. After adopting such things we are going far from our religion and making ourselves confused. Such as music is not allowed in Islam but now we have started reciting Naats with melodious tunes. We do not have time for our prayers. We are including such points in our religion which are not part of the Islam. Eid Milad-un-Nabi is to remember the day of birth of our beloved Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). Not only children but also adults decorate their houses, streets, roads and markets with colourful flags and make beautiful hills and houses on the occasion. Talking to The Nation, Mubeen 10-year-old child said that he felt happy when he decorated his house and streets with his elders. He further said that his father informed him that it was a respectful day; we should offer special prayers and attend Milad processions. Mrs Safdar said that we should follow the true motive of Eid Milad-un-Nabi and only after adopting the teachings of Islam we would be successful in our lives. Samia, 11-year-old girl said that she liked to celebrate this day as it reminds us about our religion Islam. She said that she wore new clothes and celebrated this day with her elders. The celebrations of this day show reverence and love for our religion and for our Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), said Hamza. He maintained that people sometimes during celebrations do not fully respect Islamic rules. He further said that people on the occasion, listen music, and made special arrangements. Sidra said that Eid Milad remind us our Holy Prophets (PBUH) life style. She further said that today an individual was also facing many problems. If we adopt the life style of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) it would teach us a better living standard, she added. My father told me that we would visit the streets at night and see how people decorate their streets and houses with colourful flags, six-year-old Haris said. He further said that Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) born on 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal that was why we celebrat it. I know, our beloved Prophet led a very simple life and it was a big example for our lives, Haris said. We recite Darood as much as we can and also distribute meat and food amongst the poor to mark the day, commented a housewife, Bilquis. It is a special occasion for all of us so we should mould our lives according to the teachings of our great Holy Prophet (PBUH).